Funding news

£10 million Lottery Fund awards to be decided by the public - 4 October 2011

Channel 4 and the Big Lottery Fund today launch a new TV project where the British public will be asked how to spend £10 million of Lottery money.

The entire process, from the canvassing of public opinion through to the distribution of that money will be followed for a five-part series on Channel 4 called The Big Decision.

The results will help BIG to find five inspirational projects across the UK, each to receive a multi-million Big Lottery Fund award as part of the Millennium Now grant programme.

The Millennium Now programme aims to fund inspirational projects reflecting the five Millennium themes:

  • Encouraging environmental sustainability
  • Investing in education
  • Places - tackling issues related to rural areas, urban or coastal areas
  • Connecting communities
  • Promoting science, technology and health.

Click here for the full press release.